Houston residents have to deal with distracted drivers all the time on the interstate and highways. Approximately one-quarter of deaths in auto accidents are attributed to driver distraction.
One of the latest trends is wearable technology. Smartwatches are sported on the wrists of those eager to join the ranks of the always-connected.
Driving in and around Houston can be challenging with all of the traffic clogging the highways and interstates. Making it even worse are drivers who are distracted by their cellphones or other electronic devices.
We've all done it at one time or another. Whether you sipped on a Starbucks, nibbled on nachos or chowed down on a chicken sandwich, at some point, everyone with a license has eaten or drunk something while tooling down the road.
If you're like many Houston drivers, hardly a day passes when you don't encounter a wreck on the interstate. If you think that you have been seeing more than the usual number of serious collisions (or their immediate aftermaths), you may be onto something.
With the ubiquity of cell phones, distracted driving is a problem for all Americans. These handheld devices are handy to have, but when used behind the wheel of a car, they can be deadly.
A number of people were injured in a multivehicle crash in Houston last Friday, and one child was killed. The cause of the accident is alleged to be a "distracted driver." The words sound innocent enough, but the reality is anything but.
If you drive a newer model vehicle, it may have an infotainment system installed by the manufacturer. These systems have dashboard-mounted screens that can distract drivers from the task at hand — piloting the vehicle safely through traffic to the destination.
Distracted driving is a big problem all across the United States. Because driver distraction is a primary cause of collisions, it's important to nip the problem in the bud when young people are learning to drive.
The impact of technology on society is undeniable, perhaps exemplified most by cellphones. Everyone has one that accompanies them wherever they go. While no one can argue that they aren't handy to have, depending on how they are used, they can be deadly.